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This typical Lake District farmhouse stands right by the southern end of Loweswater in the peaceful north-west corner of the National Park. It is full of charm and character with spacious rooms including a large farmhouse kitchen that makes it ideal for family holidays.
The local National Trust Ranger lives next door and is on hand to help with boats and local advice. The cottage is set well away from the road and is surrounded by woodland and open farmland with gorgeous views across the valley.
There are lovely walks straight from the doorstep, including the four mile walk around the lake or to Kirkstile Inn just two miles away. If feeling more energetic, a strenuous hike, to the top of Melbreak offers panoramic views of the Buttermere valley.
The National Trust has events and activities in the Lake District to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.
Heating: The cottage is heated by a ground source heat pump.
Garden: There is an outside seating area for use by visitors to the holiday cottage. The cottage and lake
are surrounded by plenty of open space where children can play under adult supervision.
Parking: There is parking available next to the cottage.
Television/Signal: A television and DVD player are provided but there is no television reception. Visitors may wish to bring their own DVD's.
Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.
Logs/Charcoal: Fuel for the fire can be bought from the warden who lives in the adjoining cottage.
Short breaks book able within 4 weeks of the start date all year at this cottage.
The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer - there are 13 micro breweries in Cumbria. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. All of our cottages are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.
The spectacular Lake District is considered by many to be the jewel in England\'s crown, offering the country\'s highest mountains, most stunning scenery, and loveliest countryside. Above all, it is a place to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes. The National Trust protects about a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads, and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. Among the National Trust\'s historic properties are two houses of immense literary heritage. The Georgian Wordsworth House in Cockermouth is the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Hill Top, a petite 17th-century house, in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children\'s stories.